Leeds Manager wins Frontline Award

A Leeds-based Community Integrated Care Team Leader has been recognised for his outstanding work, winning the ‘Frontline Leader’ Award at the Great Yorkshire and Humberside Care Awards, which took place in November.

Marek Dziankowski collects Frontline Leader AwardMarek Dziankowski, Team Leader at Street Lane, a supported living tenancy for five young men with autism and learning disabilities, collected the honour from awards host and TV personality Christine Hamilton at York’s National Railway Museum.

He has been instrumental in supporting five young men with learning disabilities and Autism to live independently in their first own home.

Marek has helped to transform their lives, providing them with excellent day-to-day support and helping them to achieve their personal ambitions; such as attending college and performing with theatre groups. Judges commended Marek for his ‘creative approach’, describing him as ‘inspirational’.  

Also finalists at the event were Community Integrated Care’s Paul Thursfield, Support Worker at Leeds Road - also a Leeds-based supported living tenancy - and the Leeds Road staff team, who were nominated for the ‘Care Home Worker Award’ and the ‘Care Team Award’ respectively.

The Great Yorkshire and Humberside Care Awards, supported by the Department of Health, are part of the Great British Care Awards, a series of regional awards which celebrate the excellence of those who work in the care sector. As a regional winner, Marek will now go on to represent his region in the Great British Care Awards national final, which will be held in London this April.

Community Integrated Care’s Regional Director for Central England, Martin McGuigan, says: “Leeds Road and Street Lane are both fantastic examples of services that transform people’s lives in particularly challenging circumstances.”

“On behalf of Community Integrated Care, I’d like to congratulate Marek, along with Paul and the Leeds Road team on their well-deserved recognition.” 

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